Mindfulness Teacher Resources

Controlling breathing, being aware of surroundings, relaxing the body; these are all aspects of one of the most nebulous aspects of social and emotional learning: mindfulness. Help learners manage stress and stay focused in the present moment with these resources. 

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Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness Resources: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A collection of eight resources boost social-emotional learning competencies; mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management. Each lesson begins with a breathing exercise, goes into its activity, then ends with a reflection. Scholars...
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Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness Resources: Grades Pre-K-2

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management are the focus of a 10-activity collection for social-emotional learning. Young scholars practice breathing techniques to stay calm, identify their feelings, control impulses, build...
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Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness Resources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The eight resources in the Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness collection focus on mindfulness, self-management, and self-awareness. Participants learn how to practice mindful breathing to focus their attention and reduce stress, how to...
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Health Smart Virginia: 7th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 7th
A 12-part social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
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Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Younger Children and Their Parents

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A six-video series explores coping skills designed to boost social-emotional development in self-awareness, self-management, and mindfulness. Young scholars view informative videos that detail belly breathing, how to calm their minds,...
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TeachEngineering: Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers design laparoscopic surgical tools in an 11-lesson unit aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. The first lesson introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Teams learn what it is like to perform...
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Getting to Know You Activities

For Teachers K - 6th
Another school year; another set of growing minds to welcome. Get to know your newest scholars with a series of activities created by The Curriculum Corner. Pupils get creative and reflect on their personal favorites, family life, and...
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The Brain: Explored

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there anymore more mysterious and wonderful than the human brain? Often, we have so many questions it's difficult to know where to begin. Check out this five-part video series on different aspects of the brain, hosted by Dr. David...
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Raising Teen Awareness of Opioid Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Educate high school students about the dangers of opioids on the body and mind, the most effective ways to avoid using unprescribed or overprescribed opioids in the first place, and the latest research on the national opioid epidemic....
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Health Smart Virginia: 6th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 6th
The five resources in the Health Smart Grade 6 Social-Emotional Health series are designed to support teen’s social and emotional development. An overview provides instructors with the rationale and goals of the unit. Packed with...
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First Week of School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Nothing is more exhilarating and exhausting than the first week of school. Make those five days meaningful and rewarding for you and your scholars with a collection that offers informative reads, lessons, activities, and icebreakers that...
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Health Smart Virginia: 9th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 9th
To begin the Social-Emotional Health series designed for high school freshmen, a seven-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors with a wealth of materials to support teaching the...
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Transforming Education: SEL for Educators Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Become a champion of social-emotional development with an informative video series created for educators. Intended for those that teach kindergarten to twelfth grade, the toolkit includes a companion guide, presentation, reference list,...
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Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The “Steps to Leaps: Well Being” module is comprised of three units. In the first unit, scholars engage in self-paced activities that teach them how to recognize stressors and how to identify activities that help reduce stress. The...
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five units comprise the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Curriculum unit module designed for high schoolers. Learners investigate bullying and school safety data, study the effects of stress and learn different ways to manage stress,...
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4-H Healthy Living Curriculum

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The "4-H Healthy Living Curriculum" is comprised of three lessons designed for tweens and teens. The first lesson looks at how social media may impact self-esteem and in turn how self-esteem impacts relationships. The second plan...
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Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Youth and Teens

For Students 3rd - 12th
The “Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Youth and Teens” collection is comprised of six videos that provide young people with techniques they can use to help them cope with anxiety and stress. The comic book-style videos are...
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Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more! 
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How to Meditate

For Students K - Higher Ed
Everything you ever wanted to know about mindful meditation can be found in this New York Times article. The article contains information about what mindful meditation is and what it isn't, about how to and how not to practice the...
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children: Calming Your Mind

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
New ReviewFollow along with a quick video to learn the skill, Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1. Young learners practice mindfulness to focus on themselves and their surroundings and calm their nerves. A narrator takes viewers through each step.
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Are You a Body with a Mind or a Mind with a Body?

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you think, therefore you are? Or are you therefore you think? Are the mind and the body one or separate? Introduce young philosophers (and science fiction fans) to the mind/body problem with a video that is sure to fascinate viewers.
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Mindfulness Yoga

For Teachers 7th
Standing pose, tree pose, warrior pose, easy pose. Middle schoolers learn several basic yoga exercises and poses that can help them relax. They also keep a four-week stress log to track stressful situations and how they dealt with them.
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Stressors, Coping Strategies, Mindfulness breathing

For Teachers 7th
After discussing the benefits of positive coping strategies, class members practice the stress management and stress reduction technique of Mindfulness Breathing.

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